Duncan opposes publication of teachers' ratings

03/25/2012 | Education Week

Education Secretary Arne Duncan has criticized the decision by some newspapers to publish teachers' ratings -- echoing similar statements by Bill Gates and others. Duncan said he supports a strategic release of data to teachers, principals and parents. "There's not much of an upside there, and there's a tremendous downside for teachers," he said. "We're at a time where morale is at a record low. ... We need to be sort of strengthening teachers, and elevating and supporting them."

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